Underdog wrestler keeps his Olympic promise
Jul31

Underdog wrestler keeps his Olympic promise

By Conor Hockett  |  BSU at the Games When Ben Provisor was a freshman on the wrestling team at Stevens Point High School in Wisconsin, goal cards were handed out to everyone during a practice. Provisor kept his blank for a while as his teammates filled theirs out with aspirations for the season and state tournament. Finally, Provisor wrote down two words—2012 Olympian. It may seem crazy for a 22-year-old who never finished higher...

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For oldest pub in London, head over to the Cheese
Jul31

For oldest pub in London, head over to the Cheese

By Jack Meyer  |  BSU at the Games It might be assumed any establishment across England whose title bears the words “Ye Olde” is a gimmicky trap for tourists looking for a medieval experience, but one pub in Central London is worthy of the name. Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, one of London’s oldest pubs, was rebuilt in 1667 after London’s great fire and has survived the reign of 14 English monarchs and welcomed the...

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Actually, the Brits think we Americans are quite nice
Jul31

Actually, the Brits think we Americans are quite nice

By Jessica Pettengill  |  BSU at the Games American tourists are often portrayed in pop culture as being fat, inattentive and loud. But among the reported 500,000 extra tourists visiting London for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, many Londoners haven’t found these stereotypes to be true. While American tourists may stick out in some instances, the Brits differ on what exactly an American tourist looks like. Matthew Gowan and Anneka...

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Daily Video: Monday’s Diving Report
Jul31

Daily Video: Monday’s Diving Report

Pat Boylan reports from the Olympic Aquatics Center after today’s 10m platform synchronized diving finals, featuring Indiana’s David Boudia. Monday’s diving finals

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Cancer survivor swims for a cure
Jul31

Cancer survivor swims for a cure

By Josh Blessing  |  BSU at the Games Standing on the blocks at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials, seconds before one of the most important swims of his career, breaststroker Eric Shanteau was not just physically competing against those swimmers to his left and right. Like most world-class athletes, he tried to put himself in the moment of his race. The chance to realize a dream and qualify for the Olympic Games was on the line....

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